Upcoming Events:

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Proceeds benefit Women Build!!!

What is Women Build?
Each year the women of Longview come together with a single Mom to build a Habitat home. Our goal is to have a little fun,
while raising the dollars for construction and going out to the job site and working side by side to construct the home! Eva Legarda is our 2017 Women Build partner and tonight’s proceeds are designated to the construction of Eva’s home. Construction is projected to begin in mid-September. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/longviewhabitat/ and watch for more details about upcoming Women Build events and build days this fall!

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Our Programs

 

 

 

 

 

Longview Habitat for Humanity partners with low-income families who are living in inadequate, unsafe, unaffordable and/or overcrowded housing to build simple, safe and decent homes. The community provides volunteerism and donations in the form of construction labor, professional services, money and materials to construct the homes in a cost-efficient manner.

 

 

 

 

Future homeowners contribute 350 sweat equity hours working with community volunteers on the construction of new homes. A total 200 hours must be completed, by the family, prior to beginning the construction of their own home. Regardless of hours completed, the family is required to participate in all phases of the construction of their home and complete a minimum of 56 hours of homeowner and financial literacy education. Partner Families make a $1,000 down payment, and pay home closing costs. Once completed the home is sold to the family with a long-term zero interest mortgage loan.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Mortgage payments supplement the operating costs of the organization.
  • The self-help homeownership process typically requires 12-18 months.
  • LHFH holds orientation meetings and distributes applications one time each year (usually in the Spring).
  • For more information: 903-236-0900 ext. 201 or familyservices@longviewhabitat.org

Habitat Homeownership Information

      

The Habitat ReStore is a retail outlet selling donated new and gently used building supplies and home products to the public at deeply discounted prices. It is operated as a fundraising program and also benefits the community by providing a means for lower income homeowners to purchase materials to maintain their homes at a significant cost savings

The store inventory includes donated products and a small percentage of wholesale purchase items for retail sale. The ReStore offers an array of products ranging from paint to windows, doors, flooring, appliances, lighting, home furnishings, electrical, plumbing and seasonal items.

           

      

  • Donations are accepted from building supply stores, contractors, businesses and individuals.
  • The ReStore has a small paid staff and depends heavily on volunteers for daily operations.
  • The ReStore is located at 907 McCann Rd. Hours: 9am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday. Phone: 903-212-8453
  • The ReStore also accepts aluminum cans, steel, and copper for recycling
  • For more information: (903) 212-8453 or Restore@longviewhabitat.org

 

 

Since 2012, LHFH has conducted a critical repair program that focuses on repairs in the owner-occupied homes of the elderly and/or disabled. LHFH defines a critical repair as any disrepair in the home that threatens the health or safety of the home’s occupants. To date, LHFH has completed 36 repairs. Roof and floor repairs and disabled accessibility are the most often approved repair.

 

  • The program is available to low-income individuals age 60 and up or individuals of any age that are permanently disabled.
  • LHFH accepts applications as funds are available.
  • For eligibility and application information: (903) 236-0900-ext. 201 or familyservices@longviewhabitat.org

 

 

Download Critical Repair Application

LHFH relies on volunteers in every aspect of its operation.

Construction volunteers give more than 3,000 hours each year building Habitat homes and save the organization approximately $70,000.00 in labor costs. ReStore volunteers assist with sales, inventory , sorting and merchandising. Administrative volunteers donate clerical, graphic design, event planning and coordination and social media skills to the business operation. Board and Committee volunteers help to provide governance, planning and oversight for the organization.

 

 

 

 

See below for volunteer contact information:

 

                           

The LHFH Veterans Repair Program provides repairs in the owner-occupied homes of honorably discharged U.S. Military veterans residing in Gregg County. The program is grant funded and provided on a funds availability basis. LHFH accepts referrals and applications year round.

    

Eligibility Criteria

Veteran Status: Must be an honorable discharged U S Military Veteran.

Repair: The home is experiencing a disrepair that threatens the health or safety of the homes occupants OR the home requires remodel to allow for disabled accessibility or assistive equipment.

Income: Total family income must be at or below 100% of median family income as defined by the U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines published annually by HUD federal poverty level. The homeowner must be willing and demonstrate the ability to pay 10% of the total cost of the repair. The homeowner portion of the repair costs must be paid prior to completion of the work.

Download Veteran Repair Application

The Brush with Kindness program focuses on simple maintenance, light repair and beautification projects in the city. LHFH utilizes volunteers and donated materials to help the disabled, elderly or very low income homeowners with projects such as yard cleanup, painting, landscaping, and simple repair. This program is ideally suited to civic organizations, churches and school groups that wish to complete a short-term (one day) community service project. This program is funded with volunteer labor, recipient investment of materials, equipment or labor and in kind donations and is available on a finds availability basis.

Download Brush With Kindness Application

 

Below is a link to materials used on each build. If you, youth group, church group, school group or any other groups would like to help, but don’t have the financial means, please consider a tool drive!

Breakdown of material list used on 3br 2 Bath 2017

Stud Show

The Stud Show is a women led fundraiser to help generate funds and supplies for this year’s Women Build. It’s a ladies night out with cocktails, basket-draws, appetizers and this year’s Bling-a-Stud contest and show (scroll down for contest details)!

Raisin' the Roof!

Get ready for Longview’s biggest annual event, Raisin’ the Roof. Come join us for dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Be sure to dress up to match your table’s theme and come party!

Upcoming Events

Check here for all of our upcoming events including our annual events like the Women Build, and our volunteer opportunities like our Brush with Kindness days.

Don’t forget to visit the ReStore when you’re shopping for building materials, furniture, or home goods! We also carry:

  • Appliances
  • Windows
  • Lighting & Ceiling Fans
  • Flooring
  • Bathroom / Kitchen Fixtures
  • Painting Supplies
  • Rugs & Carpeting
Learn More

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

 

Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Longview Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope!